Venture

Bryant Stibel Venture is focused on early stage businesses. Typically, these businesses have a proven product, established business model, and a clear path to scalable revenues and profitability growth. The firm rarely invests at the seed level and most portfolio companies have already received at least one substantial round of funding from a top-tier venture firm. Leveraging our proven playbook, the Bryant Stibel team typically serves as a strategic partner to these companies and their investors. The team is particularly focused on finding venture-funded businesses that have a high probability to shift into growth businesses, wherein our Office of the Chairman can add incremental value.

All Def Digital is a multi-platform media company that leverages the cultural power of Hip Hop to grow its audience. Founded by Russell Simmons, the company has over 100M fans across platforms and more than 300M unique monthly video views. Investors include: WPP, GreyCroft, Andreese Horowitz, and Third Wave. Visit: AllDefDigital.com

Invested: 2016  Status: Active

The Brand Networks Platform is a leading cross-network social advertising platform for brands and agencies. The company helps marketers plan, optimize, and automate paid and owned content across thousands of social touchpoints to deliver the right message to the right segments at the right time. Jamie Tedford, CEO and founder, Brand Networks. Brand Networks’ Investors include: AEA Investors.   Visit BrandNetworks.com

Invested in Shift in 2013  Acquired by Brand Networks in 2016. Status: Active

Datanyze is a unified sales intelligence platform that delivers real-time insights based on a company’s technology choices and buying signals. Ilya Semin, CEO and founder. Investors include: IDG Ventures and Google Ventures. Visit Datanyze.com

Invested: 2014  Status: Active

FocusMotion is a cross-platform, hardware-agnostic motion recognition system for developers that want to analyze user’s movements. Cavan Canavan, Co-Founder and CEO; Grant Hughes, Co-Founder. Investors include: Double M Partners and R\GA Ventures. Visit FocusMotion.

Invested: 2015  Status: Active

HouseCanary is a real estate data and analytics firm. Jeremy Sicklick, Co-Founder and CEO; Chris Stroud, Co-Founder. Investors include: Basepoint Ventures and Eric Schmidt. Visit HouseCanary.com

Invested: 2015 Status: Active

Juicero is the first home cold-pressed juicing system. Doug Evans, CEO and Founder. Investors include: Kleiner Perkins, Campbell Soup Company and Google Ventures.

Invested: 2016 Status: Inactive

Reserve.com is the country’s premier hospitality technology platform, helping restaurants and guests connect. Greg Hong, CEO and Co-Founder; Joe Marchese, Executive Chairman and Founder. Investors include: Sherpa Capital, SV Angel and Diageo Technology Ventures. Visit Reserve.com

Invested: 2015  Status: Active

RingDNA is an inside sales acceleration SaaS platform used to increase productivity,engage in smarter conversations and gain predictive insights that are used to coach reps to success. Some of RingDNA’s customers include Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Amazon, Lyft, and Twilio. Howard Brown, Founder and CEO. Visit RingDNA.com

Invested: 2014, 2017   Status: Active

Scopely is the leading touchscreen entertainment network. The company creates top grossing, genre-defining games for both casual and core gamers with world-class development partners. Walter Driver, CEO and Co-Founder; other Co-Founders include Ankur Bulsara, Eric Futoran, Eytan Elbaz. Investors include: Revolution, Pritzker Group, Highland Capital Partners, Evolution Media Capital and Greycroft Ventures. Visit Scopely.com

Invested: 2014 Status: Active

The Players’ Tribune is a new media platform that presents the voices of professional athletes, bringing fans closer to the games they love than ever before. Derek Jeter, Founder; Jaymee Messler, President. Investors include: NEA, IVP and Google Ventures. Visit ThePlayersTribune.com.

Invested: 2015  Status: Active

VIPKID is bringing the North American elementary school experience to Chinese children. Cindy Wenjuan Mi, CEO. Investors include: Sequoia Capital, Yun Feng, and Learn Capital. Visit t.vipkid.com.cn

Invested: 2016  Status: Active

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